$$ • Ukrainian, Diner

144 2nd Ave, New York
(212) 228-9682


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Veselka

Their borscht is definitely decent. Other stuff? I’d say skip it. It’s cool that it’s 24/7, I mean who wouldn’t rather have a nice bowl of soup than some nasty fast food or 99-cent late at night. Especially when you’re drunk and all worn out lol. The waiters here seem to speak Russian? They’re quite busy so they may not see you waving at them, but I’m sure it’s not intentional.

Nice Ukrainian restaurant featured in The Gossip Girl. We went for dinner on the Christmas Eve. They served a full menu of traditional Ukrainian/ wasters European Christmas dishes. The only downside was that it was extremely cold inside so we couldn’t take out jackets off which was a bit uncomfortable.

I'm not sure what to say about Veselka that probably hasn't already been said. They are an institution. The place you take your friend new to the city. Or your mom who doesn't know what a pierogi is. Or your date after a night of drinking and wandering. You will not be disappointed with anything you order. My (always) order: potato pierogis, potato pancake, cup of borscht. And vodka, obviously. They have several outdoor tables.

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Monday 9AM - 10PM
Tuesday 9AM - 10PM
Wednesday 9AM - 10PM
Thursday 9AM - 10PM
Friday 9AM - 10PM
Saturday 9AM - 10PM
Sunday 9AM - 10PM

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